Tony Williams

You say tomato: the problem with lateral hiring across the pond

18-May-2015 | By Tony Williams

Lateral hiring has shed its former stigma and gained popularity, but mistakes are inevitable – particularly when firms from both the US and UK are involved.

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Oil industry must turn this crisis into a catalyst

11-May-2015 | By Philip Rodney

The price of oil is not going up any time soon so operators must exploit the situation to create streamlined processes and ditch their ‘two tribes’ mentality.


More Shard, less Cheops – the new look of law

4-May-2015 | By Richard Kemp

Are firms’ strategies ready for the shake-up that artificial intelligence is set to bring?

Peter Kalis 2015 index

Women, teamwork and innovation

27-Apr-2015 | By Peter Kalis

Now that more women are adding their skill and insight to the team game of law, the profession stands on the cusp of greatness.


Holes, headaches and unease: What a Brexit would really mean

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Cox

With the general election just 17 days away and the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win, firms have to consider the consequences for their clients in the event of a ‘Brexit’.

Allen Maurice index

Diversity and global unity gives London and law firms the lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Maurice Allen

Britain punches above its weight thanks to its cosmopolitan outlook, and law firms head the trend. But equality closer to home remains our flaw.


Industry comment: Mark Brandon, strategy director, Overture


Few lawyers have a ready answer to my favourite question, but they should.

Bratton Tim Index

Solving the outsourcing dilemma: when to opt for contract lawyers and when to call Big Law

30-Mar-2015 | By Tim Bratton

The specific issues that in-house legal counsel face mean their choice of outsourcer is not a straightforward matter of cost.

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The machines are coming for your job

23-Mar-2015 | By David Halliwell

The commoditisation of artificial intelligence means many areas of the lawyer’s trade are at risk – including the ‘creative’ element.

Behind the Law


Linklaters breaks Slaughters' stranglehold on Unilever relationship with principal adviser role

21-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters’ ambition to be part of the “global elite” has taken a significant step in the right direction as the firm succeeded in winning the role of principal adviser to Unilever from Slaughter and May.

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Gateley seeks to entice investors and growth capital with first UK legal IPO

13-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some three years after the implementation of the Legal Services Act, Gateley has announced its intention to be the first UK law firm to launch an initial public offering (IPO).

Michael Gove

Five reasons why the relationship between Gove and lawyers is going to be messy

11-May-2015 | By Richard Simmons

Michael Gove is the new Secretary of State for Justice. Early indications suggest his relationship with the legal profession will be a fractious one. Here are five reasons why…

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Greenberg Traurig CEO: "Our days of London growth aren't over"

22-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Some six years after launching in London, Greenberg Traurig’s CEO Richard Rosenbaum is convinced that the City is the key to making the firm the world’s top legal real estate brand.


Freshfields chief Aitman: 'Manchester is a priority'

15-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

It’s all change at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer this year as the firm gears up to open its second UK office in Manchester and managing partner David Aitman prepares to step down at the end of his brief term at the helm.

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